British Teenage Model Sally Anne Bowman Murdered
Sally Anne Bowman, a British model, was brutally murdered Sunday.
British teenage model murdered (Xinhua)
British teenage model Sally Anne Bowman was murdered after her killer had tried to rape her, police said. Detectives investigating the stabbing of the 18-year-old model have released two men without charge.
Police said on Wednesday that Sally Anne was partially clothed when her body was found by a neighbour at 6.30am on Sunday. Detectives are hoping her stolen white leather Prada handbag and black Samsung D500 mobile phone may provide vital clues. Her passport is also missing. On the night she died, Sally Anne was out with friends in Croydon town centre. She got a taxi to Katherine Street close to her home at about 2 a.m.
Sex attack on murdered Sally Anne (This is London)
Teen model Sally Anne Bowman was sexually assaulted before she was murdered, police have confirmed. Her half-naked body was found yards from her home in Croydon, south London, on Sunday morning. The 18-year-old’s Prada handbag, Samsung D500 mobile phone and passport are missing, Scotland Yard said.
Three men arrested in connection with her death have been released without charge, including her ex-boyfriend. A fourth man, 26, has been released on police bail.
Underneath a tree on the sidewalk mourners left bunches of flowers. “We’re thinking of you everyday, just like we should,” wrote a fellow student at the Brit School of performing arts in Croydon, where she studied. “No one thought things would end the way they would We may have lost a friend or a daughter. But we know we’ve gained an angel.”
Miss Bowman, who worked part time as a hairdresser and a model, was wearing white high heels, a denim mini skirt and a white bodice with butterflies.